COMPANY FOSTERED RACE-BASED DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT
TNT Crane & Rigging Inc., a North America crane service provider, is alleged to have violated federal law for subjecting its Black employees to “race-based discrimination and harassment.” Additionally, the company is said to have retaliated against a white employee who objected to the mistreatment
Apparently four Black individuals were subjected to “the open display of nooses and white supremacy symbols, along with being subjected to derogatory terms, including the n-word, by employees and managers.” And a white employee who reported the misconduct had his work hours and pay reduced.
Believing that such conduct violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit in Civil Action No. 4:23-cv-881in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division, seeking compensation for the impacted individuals.
In a written statement, EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows noted that, “The allegations in this case echo the disturbing accounts shared during the EEOC’s recent hearing on discrimination and harassment in the construction industry …. At a time when job opportunities in construction are rapidly growing thanks to historic federal investments, workers face significant harassment and discrimination that can prevent them from getting and keeping jobs in construction. The EEOC will continue to robustly enforce the law to ensure equal opportunity in the construction industry, and every industry.”
Think things were rigged here?